Philadelphia released Chris Coghlan and honestly we’re confused too. Coghlan is a multifaceted utility player who was a non-roster invitee to spring training. He spent last season playing for Oakland and the Chicago Cubs, earning a season total of .188/.290/.318. While his numbers aren’t sparkling, the versatility the 32-year old brought to the team gave him ample cred for a bench spot.
Here’s what else is happening in the National League East:
- Adam Conley will likely be the Marlins’ fifth starter.
- The Mets have optioned catcher Kevin Plawecki to minor league camp, making Travis d’Arnaud Rene Rivera the two catchers on this season’s 40-man.
- The Phillies have traded Alec Asher to the Orioles for a player to be named later or cash.
- How many games will the Braves win in 2017?
- Nationals place Clint Robinson on waivers.
- Could Tyler Moore make the Opening Day roster for Miami?
- Rafael Montero has made the Mets bullpen for this season.
- Here’s an inside look into the brand spakin’ new SunTrust Park.
- The pressure is on for Joe Ross to stay healthy this season.
- The Marlins could consider signing Brett Lawrie.
- The fate of Jeurys Familia and his punishment doled out from Major League Baseball should be settled within the next few days. The league will be investigating the closer’s domestic violence case.
- Remember when John Kruk punked babyfaced rookie Chase Utley? Same.
- Eric O’Flaherty and Emilio Bonifaco will make the 2017 Braves roster.
- Veteran relievers Joe Nathan and Matt Albers have been unconditionally released by Washington.